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Teen Jailed For Allegedly Bringing Pocketknife to School

Kendall County prosecutors put the youth in juvenile jail, police said.

Credit: Joseph Hosey
Credit: Joseph Hosey
A 16-year-old Plainfield South High student was jailed for allegedly bringing a pocketknife to school.

The teen was arrested at the school shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

The dean of students reportedly approached the school's liaison officer from the Joliet Police Department and informed him that a student had a folding knife with a four-inch blade.

The teen explained to the officer that he brought the knife to school because he had been threatened by another student, police said.

The boy was taken into custody and transported to a juvenile facility, police said.

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TB Plfd February 14, 2014 at 05:20 PM
I feel bad for todays kids because, if they make a mistake at school they get in double trouble. for example this kid look at him im sure the school is going to do something and he also is getting in legal trouble. I don't think he should get a slap on the wrist but i feel its wrong to get hit at school and legally for the samething there only kids still growning up learning in life.
Hugo February 14, 2014 at 05:54 PM
By his own admission, he didn't bring it to cut an apple.
artwk February 14, 2014 at 07:37 PM
I wonder what the exact charge is? That's a big knife.
Robert February 14, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Can't be a kid anymore. What a joke.
Jeff February 14, 2014 at 09:05 PM
I feel bad for the kid if he felt threatened enough to make the decision to bring a knife to school, but I don't think part of being a kid is bringing a 4" knife to school.
Matt B. February 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM
What happened to the kid who threatened him (allegedly)?
Hugo February 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Whenever someone has a weapon for fun, they claim it's for protection. Nobody threatened him.
Matt B. February 15, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Do you know that for a fact Hugo? Where you there?
Ericus Alanas February 15, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Poor kids these days, always getting treated like adults. Just seems a bit excessive for one who wants to defend himself...
Hugo February 15, 2014 at 03:01 PM
I know teenagers, and they are generally full of cow manure.
TB Plfd February 15, 2014 at 07:44 PM
I can remember getting suspended in jr high for bringing $186.00 to school for show and tell and im sure now days I would also get a court date for those actions, but I thought I was slick taken once of each bill out of my fathers wallet for a last minute show and tell project that was due that morning.

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